Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten:
Books With Autumn Covers/Themes
(If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish)
Fall (or Autumn as we like to call it in this here neck of the woods) is by far and away my favourite season so it stands to reason (heh) that I love books with an Autumn-ish theme/feel.
I love all the earthy tones of burnished gold and brown and I am really drawn to covers that display these beautiful colours. Here are some of my more recent favourites:
1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I love the rich orange of the flower displayed on the cover for this book. It screams (I’m cracking them puns out left and right lol) autumn and definitely gives me all the right vibes.
2. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
This book cover is both stark and creepy and colourful at the same time.It really manages to convey both warmth and eeriness – I just love the boldness of it all!
3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
One of my favourite books – The Scorpio Races has a few different covers all along a similar theme but this one is my favourite. It’s so simple yet pretty.
4. Ink by Alice Broadway
This book is so pretty – the above picture in no way does it justice. I could sit and stare at all the intricate details all day.
5. Riders by Veronica Rossi
Riders is a pretty dramatic cover which manages to convey a real sense of urgency and danger. I love all of the orange tones.
6. Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
Juliet Marillier’s covers are always so pretty. This one is actually pretty simple but it really stands out to me. Gorgeous use of colour.
7. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
I could wax on forever about how much I love this cover. It’s so pretty yet delicate and the colours used are just lovely.
8. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
I am in love with the illustration on the cover of this book. Charlie Bowater is one of my favourite artists – her fandom prints are really stunning and I think she was an excellent choice of artist for this cover. The colours are just so vivid and stunning.
9. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
This one is really gorgeous in a more understated way. The colours are slight muted but there are pops of brightness which really stand out.
10. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
I am not always a fan of the requisite ‘girl on cover’ that seems to be so prevalent in fantasy novels but this one is an exception to the rule. I love the model’s fiery red hair!!
Which of the above book covers do you favour? I would be really super-interested in hearing people’s opinions. Feel free to comment below!